Archive for February, 2012


Bangor children get new science summer camp opportunity with Camp Invention

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 29, 2012, at 11:02 p.m.
It was a tough act to follow after ceremonies honoring members of three state championship varsity sports teams turned Wednesday night’s Bangor School Committee meeting into a pep rally, but two teachers directing a unique new science program were up to the task. Barbara Clewley from Downeast …

Exchange of lewd gestures leads to charge against Bangor-area transient

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 29, 2012, at 10:37 p.m.
A 33-year-old Bangor man who was accused of knocking another man’s tooth out Tuesday night is facing an assault charge. Steven Davis was issued a summons by Bangor police. The incident that led to the charge occurred about 9 p.m., when police were called to Glenwood Drive …
More than 100 people turned out Wednesday night, Feb. 29 at Oceanside High School East in Rockland concerning the district's long-range plans.

Rockland area residents offer views on education

By Stephen Betts on Feb. 29, 2012, at 10:18 p.m.
Public education faces great challenges as it attempts to prepare students for life in the fast-changing global economy and 120 residents from the regional school system turned out to offer their thoughts on how that can best be done. A more than two-hour meeting was held Wednesday …

UMaine Men’s Final Team Statistics for Regular Season and Things They Need to Do to Upset 2nd Seeded Vermont on Saturday in the AE Conference Tourney

on Feb. 29, 2012, at 10:18 p.m.
UMaine Mens team heads for Hartford on Saturday to take on the University of Vermont in a quarter-final game American East Conference Game.. Maine finished 11-16 overall against D1 competition. These stats include Small Yankee Conference University of Maine Machias Game which inflate the stats a little as the score of that game was …

Republicans’ hopes for recapturing control of Senate dim

By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau on Feb. 29, 2012, at 10:15 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Even before Republican Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine blindsided her party by announcing she would not seek re-election, GOP hopes for winning four seats and recapturing the Senate this year were beginning to dim. Democratic seats that Republicans had thought they could scoop up — in Montana, …


on Feb. 29, 2012, at 10:09 p.m.
Go to any basketball game at any level elementary thru to college and there is a better than average chance you will hear a coach yell out, MOTION to his team if the defense is playing man to man defense. Referring at every level I almost get motion sickness from …

Yarmouth Boys Hockey at Camden Hills (Awaiting score)

By Joe McLaughlin on Feb. 29, 2012, at 9:41 p.m.

Nonprofit pledged to pay URI or sell property

By LAURA CRIMALDI, The Associated Press on Feb. 29, 2012, at 9:37 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A nonprofit sport institute under investigation by Rhode Island state police promised to settle more than $424,000 in debt owed to the University of Rhode Island by mid-2010 or sell one or more of several properties it owned in North Carolina, according to a 2009 written pledge …

First vote looms on Obama birth control policy

From wire reports on Feb. 29, 2012, at 9:36 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans, both eager to rouse their respective political bases in an election year, fought Thursday over President Barack Obama’s mandate that health insurers cover the cost of contraceptives. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney lent little clarity to the debate. Senate Democrats scheduled a vote Thursday on …

Americans detained in Egypt may be allowed to leave

By Leila Fadel and Joby Warrick, The Washington Post on Feb. 29, 2012, at 9:35 p.m.
CAIRO — Seven Americans employed by pro-democracy groups in Egypt who have been under criminal investigation will be allowed to leave the country, Egyptian lawyers involved in the case said Wednesday, suggesting that Washington and Cairo are close to resolving a tense diplomatic crisis that threatened the alliance between the …

Kmart Double coupon everyday!

on Feb. 29, 2012, at 9:17 p.m.
So my sister in law Kim, called to tell me that TLC commerical showed Kmart would have their Double coupon deal everyday. Again this is the double coupon deal policy: Kmart has a few rules for double coupon events. Make sure you understand them before you try to shop it! …

International Baccalaureate program opposed in NH

The Associated Press on Feb. 29, 2012, at 8:59 p.m.
SALISBURY, N.H. — Parents and taxpayers upset that Merrimack Valley schools are using a program linked to the United Nations to train teachers plan to voice their opposition at a March 8 meeting to approve the district’s education budget. The International Baccalaureate program, used in about 1,300 American schools, was …
Men’s hockey

Brother of University of Maine hockey’s Swavely commits to Black Bears

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 29, 2012, at 8:47 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine men’s hockey team will have its first brother tandem since the 2005-06 season next fall. Steven Swavely, younger brother of Black Bear sophomore right wing Jon Swavely, has verbally committed to join his brother at Maine. In 2005-2006, Maine had the Hopson (Keenan …

North Korea agrees to nuclear pause in exchange for food

By Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Newspapers on Feb. 29, 2012, at 8:40 p.m.
WASHINGTON — North Korea will halt long-range missile launches and nuclear weapons tests and suspend the enrichment of uranium at its key nuclear site in exchange for badly needed food aid from the United States, the two countries announced Wednesday. The surprise deal, reached in talks last week in Beijing, …

Dinosaurs had fleas too — giant ones, fossils show

By SETH BORENSTEIN, The Associated Press on Feb. 29, 2012, at 8:39 p.m.
WASHINGTON — In the Jurassic era, even the flea was a beast, compared to its minuscule modern descendants. These pesky bloodsuckers were nearly an inch long. New fossils found in China are evidence of the oldest fleas — from 125 million to 165 million years ago, said Diying Huang of …

Mass. man in Wesleyan death committed to hospital

By PAT EATON-ROBB, the Associated Press on Feb. 29, 2012, at 8:37 p.m.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — A Massachusetts man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2009 slaying of a Wesleyan University student was committed to a psychiatric hospital Wednesday for 60 years. Stephen Morgan had been charged with murder and other crimes in the May 2009 shooting death …

Local Sports Results for Feb. 29

on Feb. 29, 2012, at 8:30 p.m.
Hockey tourney scoreboard HIGH SCHOOL EASTERN MAINE Quarterfinals Class A Tuesday, Feb. 28 A1: No. 1 Lewiston 8, No. 8 Skowhegan 0 A2: No. 4 Cony3, No. 5 Maran/Hall-Dale/Win 2 A3: No. 3 St. Dominic 5, No. 6 Edward Little 2 A4: No. 2 Bangor 4, No. 7 Brunswick 1Story …

Tremble to return to mental health liaison role

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 29, 2012, at 8:26 p.m.
BANGOR | Nearly two months after retiring from his position as the Bangor Police Department’s mental health liaison, David Tremble is poised to return — this time in an expanded role, thanks to financial support from The Acadia Hospital. Tremble’s original liaison position was created and funded 12 years …

Romney, Santorum hit the road, eyeing 11 states voting by Tuesday

By David Lightman and William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers on Feb. 29, 2012, at 8:22 p.m.
TOLEDO, Ohio — The battle for the Republican presidential nomination spread out across the country Wednesday, as a relieved Mitt Romney talked economics and a feisty Rick Santorum portrayed himself as the field’s bona fide conservative. As the GOP race expanded to 11 states — Washington, which holds a caucus …

Preview: UMaine women’s basketball vs. Stony Brook

By Pete Warner on Feb. 29, 2012, at 8:20 p.m.
Women’s Basketball America East Tournament MAINE vs. STONY BROOK Time, site: 6:05 p.m. Thursday, Chase Arena, West Hartford, Conn.Story continues below advertisement. Records: Maine 7-22, Stony Brook 4-25 Series, last meeting: SBU leads 14-12, UMaine 45-40 on 2/25/12 Key players: Maine — 6-3 F Samantha Baranowski (8.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, …